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A Phazon Hopper is a Hopper that has been mutated by Phazon. They are larger, stronger, more resilient to damage and much more aggressive. Phazon Hoppers have gained purple coloring and a large spike on their backs, along with a hard crystallized Phazite shell that covers their bodies, granting them better armor than their non-mutated cousins.
They are found on the G.F.S. Valhalla and planet Phaaze. Some can enter Hypermode. When one enters Hypermode, it creates a Phazon shockwave whenever it hops. Oddly, while stated to be from Bryyo like the other Hoppers, none actually appear on Bryyo. Phazon Hoppers are found in these rooms: Hangar A Access, Security Access, MedLab Alpha, Xenoresearch Lab, Metroid Cavern, Entry Canyon and Drop Shaft.
- Phazon Hoppers make a sound somewhat resembling the bark of a dog.
- Strangely, Phazon Hoppers are very similar to Hopping Metroids in appearance and behavior, despite both creatures belonging to unrelated species. This may be an example of "convergent evolution", in which two unrelated animals develop similar traits to adapt to their environment.
Morphology: Phazon Hopper
Covered with crystallized Phazon. Spits venom from a distance.
Phazon Hoppers are more resilient than other Hoppers, but can still be damaged by standard weaponry. The crystallized Phazon covering their bodies provides additional protection from attack. Like other Hoppers, these are capable of long-range assaults. They will spit bursts of Phazon venom at prey from a distance.
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- ^ In the Japanese version of Metroid Prime 3, the logbook entry of Phazon Hopper says "Phazon Hopper, an arthropodan creature which is a Phazon Metroid further mutated by Phazon," and the entry of Hopping Metroid says "Hopping Metroid is a larval stage of Phazon Hopper, a Phazon-mutant which now has its own reproduction system."
|Native to Phaaze|| Hyper Grapple blocker • Leviathan • Leviathan womb • Leviathan Infant • Phazon Core • Phaz-Ing • Jelsac • Liquid Phazon • Maw • Phazon Grub • Phazon Leech |
Phazon Fungus • Phazon tendril • Phazon vine • Glow Stem • Aazelion • Tangle Weed • Massive Tentacle • Parasitic fungus • Fungus • Protozoan • Seed platform
Missile Blocker • EyeballBlocker
|Corrupted Creatures||Phazon Hopper • Phazon Nightbarb • Phazon Shriekbat • Phazon Puffer • Phazon Pillbug|
|Space Pirates||Aurora Unit 313 • Elite Pirate • Phazon Elite • Omega Pirate • Berserker Knight • Berserker Lord|
|Phazon Metroids||Class I Energy Harvester • Tallon Metroid • Hunter Metroid • Fission Metroid • Miniroid • Phazon Metroid • Hopping Metroid • Metroid Hatcher|
|Leviathan Core Guardians||Metroid Prime • Emperor Ing • Mogenar • Helios • Omega Ridley|
|Born of Phazon||Phaazoid • Red Phaazoid • Ing • Dark Samus|